Quotes to Note: Chargers 27 at Jets 17 Final

Find out what Rex Ryan, Tim Tebow, Mark Sanchez, Greg McElroy, Nick Mangold Braylon Edwards and Jeremy Kerley had to say about Sunday's defeat.

A ballyhooed quarterback controversy in the Big Apple saw dark horse Greg McElroy emerge as the Jets' number option over Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow, but Sunday's debut didn't exactly go as planned. Gang Green's offensive front was under fire the entire after with the Chargers dropping McElroy a season-high 11 en route to a 27-17 beat-down of Ryan's Jets. New York's protection scheme was completely out of whack with McElroy taking the brunt of a revitalized San Diego pass-rush.


Rex Ryan:

On the play of McElroy…

When he wasn't on his back, I thought he did some good things. He had a couple of nice throws. I thought he was poised beyond belief taking the kind of heat he was under. He made some nice runs. He's tough. Obviously, you don't want to see your quarterback get hit that many times, but we'll look at the tape and see how he did. I'm going to give him another opportunity against Buffalo and we'll go from there.

Mark Sanchez:

On if it matters who is playing quarterback when the team gives up 11 sacks…

"Well, I think it wasn't our best execution on offense. I thought guys played hard. It's never a question of effort, but we didn't execute to the best of our abilities. That was the tough part today. We were in it for a while and it kind of slipped away, so that was too bad."

Braylon Edwards:

On the 11 sacks…

"What you can't see right away is did the quarterback hold the ball too long? Did the receivers not get open during their routes? The big thing is to watch the film and really assess how those 11 sacks happened, who's to blame and how we can get better. We'll watch the film and we'll definitely correct that. I can promise and guarantee you won't see 11 sacks next week."

Tim Tebow:

On handling different situations…

I think first and foremost you try to do what's right and you try to do your best and you try to treat others the way you want to be treated. Those are three things that my high school football coach taught me and it's still just as true to this day.

Nick Mangold:

On if anything the Chargers did caught the offensive line by surprise…

No, they were running some pretty good twist schemes in there that were pretty difficult, but we still have to be able to pick them up.

Jeremy Kerley:

On how disappointing this game is…

It's a momentum killer. You obviously want to go out strong and get two wins. We'll bounce back after the holidays and come back stronger.

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